Things to do in London this Friday

It's time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on...

Find fantastic ideas for things to do on a Friday, just in case you've left it to the last minute. Check out the best entertainment, nightlife and events happening in the capital this Friday. The weekend starts here...

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LEAF 2015 – London Electronic Arts Festival

Electronica fans, rejoice! Curated by Rob Da Bank (Bestival) and Ben Turner (Association for Electronic Music), LEAF is a festival that brings the genre’s leading lights to London for two days of performances, DJ sets, talks and workshops, this year at Wapping warehouse the Tobacco Dock. You can get a combo ticket for everything, go to 'The Conversation' to soak up some wisdom on Friday, or just hit up the parties, which include sets by Berlin tech-hop upstarts Modeselektor and the legendary DJ Harvey.

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Tobacco Dock Friday March 6 2015 - Saturday March 7 2015
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Nightspot Cinema: Northern Soul

Critics' choice

The first proper UK club scene, Northern soul swept the ballrooms of north-west England in the early ’70s and got thousands of young people high-kicking to obscure US soul records. Last year Elaine Constantine’s film drama ‘Northern Soul’ sparked new interest in the scene, and now here’s a club night that takes Constantine’s cinematic tribute and drags it back on to the dancefloor. Nightspot Cinema are planning to transform Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club into the Wigan Casino for one evening, with a screening of the film followed by an after party where you’ll hear all the Northern soul classics (and some funk, disco and hip hop for good measure).

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Bethnal Green Working Men's Club Friday March 6 2015 - Saturday March 7 2015
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Underworld

Critics' choice

Romford's finest bring their viscerally engaging and always inventive post-techno to London, running through their 20-year-old (official) debut album 'Dubnobasswithmyheadman' from start to finish. That's over an hour of seminal electronica: bangin'. Read our interview with Underworld’s Karl Hyde

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Eventim Apollo Hammersmith Friday March 6 2015
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MiH Jeans and Issa London Sample Sale

Denim supremos MiH team up with fashion week favourites Issa for a two-in-one sample sale. Stock up on investment pieces from recent collections at discounts of up to 75%. The £2 entry fee goes to The Haven, a breast cancer support charity.

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The Music Room Friday March 6 2015
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The Big London Night Walk

Now in its fifth year, this fundraiser for the homeless will see upwards of 250 participants walk 20km through central London after nightfall. The route will be lined with vendors of The Big Issue who'll provide stories and facts about the unseen side of London. At the four rest stops along the way walkers will hear real-life experiences and insights from people who are homeless. Registration is open until Sunday March 1.

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Various London locations Friday March 6 2015
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